What Is Sciatica nerve pain?

Sciatica nerve pain happen when the patient suffering from the impingement or pressure on the way of the sciatica nerve root which causes pain down to the foot. Conditions that commonly causes sciatic nerve pain lumbar disc degeneration/disc herniation, isthmic spondylolisthesis, lumbar spinal stenosis, piriformis syndrome and sacroiliac joint dysfunction.

The sciatic nerve starts in the lower spine and follows a long path through the buttock, down the back of the thigh and leg, and finally ends in the foot.
The sciatic nerve is the longest nerve in your body.


Symptoms of the Sciatica nerve pain typically affects one or more regions in the low back, thigh, leg, and foot. The Sciatica nerve pain can be acute if the duration of the pain is less than 8 weeks and if it is more its called chronic.

Pain and numbness are the first symptoms of the Sciatic nerve pain and indicates irritation or inflammation. Types of the pain you may be feeling are electric shock, shooting pain, dull ache, discomfort that comes and goes, tingling.


Tailored and controlled progressive exercise program or neurokinetic therapy must be part of the treatment program. The specific exercise for the sciatica nerve pain has purpose to reduce the sciatic nerve pain and to provide help prevent future return of the pain.

Before you start with exercise it is important that your personal trainer or personal coach to do adequate necessary sports diagnostic.

Most of the reduce pain program for sciatica nerve pain should include core muscle strength, hamstring strength and piriformis release.